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Tencent (Riot Games) Buys Supercell (Clash of Clans) for 8.6B

Discussion in 'Game News' started by Aaddron, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    So as the title says Tencent who sorta recently bought out Riot Games who's know for League of Legends has agreed to purchase Softbank's share of Supercell and become the majority sharehold at 84%. The rest will be owned by Supercell's empolyees... that said clearly 84%>16% so for all intensive purposes Tencent owns and controls Supercell from this point forward.

    Supercell is best know for it's hit mobile game Clash of Clans. Tencent has been buying up developers left and right an now is by most metrics the largest video game company in the world.

    Notable Devs Owned by Tencent:

    Riot Games (League of Legends)
    Epic Games (Unreal Engine, Gears of Wars, Infinity Blade)
    Robot Entertainment (Orcs Must Die!)
    Supercell (Clash of Clans)

    They also own a 12% stake in Activision Blizzard.

    With this purchase Tencent now owns two of the most popular games on the planet. Both games sit at or near the top of their respective play and revenue charts at any given time. Tencent has said they will give Supercell it's autonomy and as we've seen with Riot... this does seem to be the case, hey if they are raking the cash why mess it up right?

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  2. Bratino

    Bratino New Ogre New Ogre

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    OMG really ???? wow
     
  3. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    What do you think of this?
     
  4. NeSsQQuiCk

    NeSsQQuiCk Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    I don't think it's too healthy for gaming industry to be owned by one company, hopefully the don't buy Rockstar, Blizzard and everything else, as long as 1 big company stays away from tencent, we should be fine
     
  5. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    It's problematic for sure. Activision Blizzard and EA are already pretty big, I can't say either of them have been good for the industry either. Many of the studios they bought put out better games before they joined the collective. I really don't wanna see them pick up some of the smaller guys to make a third big player or worse they swoop up one of them an take over number 2 or 1.
     
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    NeSsQQuiCk Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    healthy competition is what gamers want so we can have better quality games, noone wants one company to own everything.
     
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    Arcus_N Active Member Ogre Regular

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    They maybe both company that owns CoC, but they can't earn money just on that. And again, new games that will come, most definitely will not be as good as this one, cause Tencent will affect Supercell's policy on new games, no metter Supercell's autonomy. That may even be one of reasons Riot is not making any new games. Main reason is probably cause they don't need, but there could be that too.
     
  8. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Yup, especially when small indie guys keep putting out better games than the big AAA studios. It's kinda sad really.

    They can, Supercell has reported revenue over $500m multiple years now. Profits on that have exceed $200m multiple years too. It's dangerous to rely so much on one game, that's for sure. It's not a good long term plan but for now Supercell can ride that wave. It's more than some AAA devs make with one big release an they are doing it every year without making a new game.

    Supercell has other games already so it shouldn't be an issue for them. Riot on the other hand honestly I think they are scared... much like Blizzard and World of Warcraft 2 or a new MMO, they know they can't top it and don't wanna put out a flop. Maybe they are just waiting to do League 2, who knows.
     
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    GioLegenda Well-Known Member The Pit

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    I think it will be very bad...I now go delete CoC:(
     
  10. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Bad experiences with Tencent or what?
     
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    Volnus Developer New Ogre

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    I actually love Tencent Games they do make a lot of solid games and they are very large. However, Tencent has very little market outside of China and the surrounding Asian markets. Therefore, League Of Legends and Super Cell is not going to be modified much in terms of development and the reason for that is they can't risk coming into the European/U.S markets instead they will have Chinese versions of the games brought back to their home market to bring in more revenue and let these two companies which have managed themselves extremely well, continue to expand and then they will go to them in the future and say what if we do X or make a game about X for the mobile market (supercell) or desktop market (Riot Games) for advice and possibly making them the development leads.
     
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    LoL I am just impressed I am playing clash of clans for years and I didnt heard of this
     
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    I think they are gonna make a good job with it,great experience with tencent.
     
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    I think riot will make clash of clans much better game
     
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    lol didnt heard about this:D

    Nice we will see what is going to happens^_^

    Me too
     
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    Well..that's something..Hope Riot eill improve Supercell's Clash of clans
     
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    Wilder94 Active Member Ogre Warrior

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    Hopefully they do well, ive seen too many take over and ruin the games :(
     
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    Vect Insalubrious Ogre Warrior

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    i m completely oblivious when it comes to real world game news lel, then again i dont really read the news, i dont even know who the current president in my country is xD.
     
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    welp ... this is awesome!!! hope new improvements will come...
     

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